New Years Eve is just a few short days away, so get that bubbly chilled and ready to toast 2007. Champagne is great straight, but mixing it up can really help out the not-so-good stuff. Making champagne cocktails also is great for leftover bubbly. Apparently, sugar will help revive the bubbles in flat champagne. The original champagne cocktail is made with a sugar cube soaked with angostura bitters. The recipe has changed little since it’s … Read more
Happy Friday! This week’s drink comes to us from an anonymous reader who swears that the combination of cherries, Patron and chocolate milk sounds terrible, but tastes wonderful. It even helps with a hangover. Perfect for the holiday week we are embarking on today. Cheers!
Onto the Drink…
Absolut is running a cool ad campaign, The 100 Absolutes. Absolut is asking us all to rate the Absolutes on 100 topics in 6 Categories: Culture, Fashion, Food & Drink, Science & Tech, People & Places and Miscellaneous.
I gravitated to the food & drink category. Pictured above are the 8 choices for Absolute Cocktail. Drink of the Week readers seem to favor the Appletini, personally I like a Vodka Martini. My Picks in other … Read more
This great appetizer was discovered at Luna Park in San Francisco and is very easy to make for a party, or as a prelude to dinner.
This picture comes from eatingLA, about eating in LA, and their review of the Luna Park’s branch office in LA. This site is a must read for anyone looking for good eats in Los Angeles.
Here’s the recipe we cobbled together from talking to the staff, downing many orders … Read more
Smirnoff Ice is running a fun campaign this year, “Save the Mistletoe” aimed at saving all the Mistletoe from certain death. The lined up a group of celebrities to sing a benefit song & video (à la “We Are the World”) including Erik Estrada, Downtown Julie Brown and Kato Kaelin. They also put together a funny exposé video on the Mistletoe industry. For those of use who want to do our part, a Mistletoe Conversion … Read more
What can be said about this package from kegworks. You won’t find this complete of a bar set anywhere else. Just add alcohol & ice and your open for business. This kit contains:
6 – 1 oz. Shot Glasses
24 – Palm Tree Stirrers
24 – Pink Flamingo Stirrers
Box of 1000 5″ Drink Stirrers/Straws
Margarita Glass Rimmer
12 – Black Bottle Pourers
Jigger (1 oz. x 1 1/2 oz.)
Stainless Steel Condiment Tray
Set … Read more
Author Mark Bailey and illustrator Edward Hemingway (a grandson of the man himself), collaborated on this clever book that explores the drinking habits of some of America’s greatest writers. The book features a host of classic writers and the cokctail that they have become synonymous with their name. Such lumineries as Hemingway (cocktail: Mojito), Faulkner (cocktail: Mint Julep) and F. Scott Fitzgerald (cocktail: Gin Rickey).
This book is more than a bartending guide, with drinking … Read more
The folks over at Pernod-Ricard keep sending us great cocktail recipes. For the holidays, they sent us these:
Beefeater French 75
Happy Hanukkah! Keeping in the holiday spirit, this week we feature a classic holiday cocktail. A refreshing combination of Cranberry, Champagne and Cointreau, Poitsettia’s are perfect for any holiday party.
on to the drink…
more holiday cocktials…
PS – We tried to find a Hanukkah cocktail to no avail. If you know of any good oneâ€™s send â€˜em our way.